Place:Sarasota, Florida, United States

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NameSarasota
Alt namesSarasotasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates27.167°N 82.333°W
Located inFlorida, United States     (1921 - )
See alsoManatee, Florida, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sarasota County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Its 2010 population was 379,448. Its county seat is Sarasota and its largest city is North Port. Sarasota County is a part of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota Metropolitan Statistical Area and along with Manatee County and other counties to the north, often is considered part of the Tampa Bay Area.

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History

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Sarasota County was created in 1921. After acquisition by the United States as a territory and once Florida obtained state status, the area now included in the county had been governed by Hillsborough County, then Manatee County as the state was divided into smaller and smaller governmental organizations. Manatee County was carved up to allow the creation of three more counties as well.

Although the name was associated with the area from the beginning of European contacts the origin of the name, Sarasota, is unknown. Some believe a fanciful story created for a popular early twentieth-century pageant held in Sarasota, that it was named after the daughter of famous explorer Hernando de Soto's daughter Sara.

According to the Florida League of Cities FLC, the name first appeared in print as "Zarazote" on a 1763 land grant map.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1921 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1930 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1930 12,440
1940 16,106
1950 28,827
1960 76,895
1970 120,413
1980 202,251
1990 277,776

Note: After 1950 some sparsely settled portions of Manatee and Sarasota were annexed to DeSoto, but these changes were reversed after 1960.

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External links

www.co.sarasota.fl.us/


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